Period
to 24 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for SQL Server 2016 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2016 over the 6 months to 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
England > London
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 465 323 458
Rank change year-on-year -142 +135 -44
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 51 63 141
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.39% 0.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.71% 1.53% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 43 95
10th Percentile £381 £406 £363
25th Percentile £406 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £460
Median % change year-on-year - +3.26% -3.16%
75th Percentile £575 £521 £538
90th Percentile £650 £550 £583
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 - -
England median hourly rate £48.25 - £37.67

SQL Server 2016 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 7,170 4,127 10,320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.08% 25.43% 25.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,077 2,985 7,577
10th Percentile £385 £363 £363
25th Percentile £461 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +1.94%
75th Percentile £650 £626 £606
90th Percentile £725 £725 £688
England median daily rate £513 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +2.50% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 57
10th Percentile £11.00 £15.98 £15.56
25th Percentile £19.06 £20.38 £20.00
Median hourly rate £28.31 £27.50 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year +2.95% +12.24% -18.33%
75th Percentile £44.78 £39.81 £43.75
90th Percentile £57.72 £49.80 £51.55
England median hourly rate £26.00 £24.70 £30.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -17.67% -6.25%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in London

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in London.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2016 in London

SQL Server 2016
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in London over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2016 in London

SQL Server 2016
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 within the London region over the 6 months to 24 July 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -37 2 £459 -3.47% 3
South London - 2 £450 -
East London - 1 £495 - 1
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2016 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 51 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (78.43%) SQL
3 26 (50.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (49.02%) Windows
5 20 (39.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
7 18 (35.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (35.29%) SQL Server 2019
8 17 (33.33%) Active Directory
9 15 (29.41%) C#
9 15 (29.41%) Social Skills
10 14 (27.45%) VMware
10 14 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (25.49%) Finance
12 12 (23.53%) Banking
12 12 (23.53%) Linux
12 12 (23.53%) Windows Server
13 11 (21.57%) PowerShell
13 11 (21.57%) Unit Testing
13 11 (21.57%) T-SQL
13 11 (21.57%) .NET
13 11 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (21.57%) Storage Management
14 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2016
14 10 (19.61%) Replication
14 10 (19.61%) HTML
14 10 (19.61%) Java
14 10 (19.61%) JavaScript
14 10 (19.61%) CSS
14 10 (19.61%) Oracle

SQL Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.84%) IIS
2 3 (5.88%) Confluence
2 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) Camunda
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.61%) Azure
2 9 (17.65%) AWS
2 9 (17.65%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (15.69%) PaaS
3 8 (15.69%) SaaS
4 4 (7.84%) GitHub
5 3 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (5.88%) GCP
5 3 (5.88%) Snowflake
6 2 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (3.92%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (3.92%) IaaS
6 2 (3.92%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) LAN
1 8 (15.69%) WAN
1 8 (15.69%) Wireless
2 5 (9.80%) Firewall
3 3 (5.88%) Kerberos
3 3 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (50.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (39.22%) SQL Server 2014
4 18 (35.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (35.29%) SQL Server 2019
5 9 (17.65%) Oracle Database
5 9 (17.65%) Oracle Database 12c
6 8 (15.69%) Relational Database
6 8 (15.69%) SQL Server 2017
6 8 (15.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (13.73%) RDBMS
8 6 (11.76%) MongoDB
8 6 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (11.76%) Sybase ASE
9 5 (9.80%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (5.88%) MySQL
11 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (5.88%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) JIRA
2 6 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 6 (11.76%) Subversion
2 6 (11.76%) TeamCity
3 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (5.88%) Ant
4 3 (5.88%) Bitbucket
4 3 (5.88%) Eclipse
4 3 (5.88%) IntelliJ
4 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.88%) Maven
4 3 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (5.88%) Serena SBM
5 2 (3.92%) CircleCI
5 2 (3.92%) Jasmine
5 2 (3.92%) Mocha
5 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.96%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.96%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (29.41%) Social Skills
2 13 (25.49%) Finance
3 12 (23.53%) Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Prime Brokerage
5 1 (1.96%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Developer
2 14 (27.45%) DBA
3 12 (23.53%) SQL DBA
4 10 (19.61%) SQL Developer
5 8 (15.69%) Analyst
6 7 (13.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (11.76%) C# Developer
8 5 (9.80%) Administrator
8 5 (9.80%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (9.80%) SQL Server DBA
9 4 (7.84%) .NET Developer
9 4 (7.84%) Senior DBA
10 3 (5.88%) Agile Developer
10 3 (5.88%) Agile Java Developer
10 3 (5.88%) Gloss Developer
10 3 (5.88%) Java Developer
10 3 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
11 2 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
11 2 (3.92%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 2 (3.92%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) .NET
2 10 (19.61%) CSS
2 10 (19.61%) HTML
3 6 (11.76%) AngularJS
4 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET
4 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (9.80%) SOAP
4 5 (9.80%) Web Services
5 4 (7.84%) .NET Core
5 4 (7.84%) Angular 2
5 4 (7.84%) REST
6 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 3 (5.88%) JMS
6 3 (5.88%) LDAP
6 3 (5.88%) RESTful
6 3 (5.88%) Spring
7 2 (3.92%) React Native
7 2 (3.92%) XML
7 2 (3.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Replication
2 9 (17.65%) Clustering
3 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.84%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (49.02%) Windows
2 12 (23.53%) Linux
2 12 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2016
4 6 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (9.80%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (21.57%) Storage Management
1 11 (21.57%) Unit Testing
2 9 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (17.65%) Migration
3 6 (11.76%) DevOps
3 6 (11.76%) ITIL
4 5 (9.80%) Business Continuity
4 5 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (9.80%) Data Protection
4 5 (9.80%) Matrix Organization
4 5 (9.80%) MVC
4 5 (9.80%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (9.80%) Project Management
4 5 (9.80%) TDD
5 4 (7.84%) Microservices
5 4 (7.84%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.88%) Database Security
6 3 (5.88%) Performance Optimisation
6 3 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 40 (78.43%) SQL
2 15 (29.41%) C#
3 11 (21.57%) PowerShell
3 11 (21.57%) T-SQL
4 10 (19.61%) Java
4 10 (19.61%) JavaScript
5 6 (11.76%) Bash Shell
5 6 (11.76%) Perl
5 6 (11.76%) Python
5 6 (11.76%) Ruby
6 5 (9.80%) PL/SQL
7 4 (7.84%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
1 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) GDPR
2 2 (3.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.92%) SLA
3 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (15.69%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.80%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (7.84%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) SCCM
1 8 (15.69%) SCOM
1 8 (15.69%) SCSM
2 3 (5.88%) Ansible
2 3 (5.88%) Control-M
2 3 (5.88%) Data Guard
2 3 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (5.88%) QRadar
2 3 (5.88%) Tivoli
2 3 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (3.92%) Terraform
4 1 (1.96%) Grafana
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.96%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
2 14 (27.45%) VMware
3 10 (19.61%) Oracle
4 9 (17.65%) Red Hat
5 7 (13.73%) Sybase
6 5 (9.80%) SAP
7 4 (7.84%) Atlassian
8 3 (5.88%) BMC
8 3 (5.88%) CyberArk
8 3 (5.88%) EMC
8 3 (5.88%) IBM
8 3 (5.88%) Mitel
8 3 (5.88%) Qualys
8 3 (5.88%) Serena
8 3 (5.88%) ServiceNow
8 3 (5.88%) Splunk
9 1 (1.96%) CA
9 1 (1.96%) Jaspersoft
9 1 (1.96%) Remedy
9 1 (1.96%) Telerik